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Can Prostatitis Cause Constipation
Can prostatitis cause bloating and constipation, lower middle stomach pain or what else can it be?
Here are some ...: Prostatitis alone should not cause bloating & constipation, which are related with GI functional disorders, although it may cause some perineal discomfort if the diagnosis is correct. Of note, prostatitis has been overused and even misused for men with vague mild symptoms related with urination. So, seek professional evaluation and counseling so to avoid unnecessary confusion & anxiety. ...Read more
Prostatitis is the swelling and inflammation of the prostate gland, which is a gland located beneath the bladder in men. Prostatitis usually results in painful and difficult urination, and there may be flu-like symptoms present. There are many causes of prostatitis, one of ...Read more
Is there any link between acute-chronic prostititis pain and perineum/scrotal pain, constipation and mild alcohol consumption? Will alcohol worsen it?
There is a link: Perineal pain in men is often caused by prostatitis, due to the closeness of the prostate to the pelvic floor. We call that feeling tenesmus, a feeling like you have to strain to move bowels, though no stool is present. Add a fiber supplement like psyllium and drink more water. While alcohol won't make it worse, it will conteract the fiber which needs water to work. Drink more water. ...Read more
No: Prostatitis is inflammation of the prostate gland than can or cannot be associated with bacterial infection, depending on the course of the disease. Hemorrhoids are not caused by prostate problems; other causes must be evaluated if hemmorhoids if present. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Inflammation: There is 4 general catagories of prostatitis: 1. Acute bacterial - caused by infection 2. Chronic bacterial - recurrent bacterial infection 3. Chronic pelvic pain syndrome - may result from chronic nonbacterial prostatitis - most common (inflammation without infection) or prostadynia (symptoms without infection or inflammation) 4. Asymptomatic inflammatory prostatitis - found on biopsy. ...Read more
Usually infection: There are different sub-types of prostatitis. Infection is most common and causes inflammation, but symptoms can be present with or without infx or inflammation. Other causes or things that can present with symptoms of prostatitis: pelvic muscle spasm, urethral stricture, kidney stone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Perhaps: Prostate and seminal vesicle congestion is irritating? We call prostatis when we cannot make a more specific diagnosis, and you suffer irritative effects. Commonly, anti-biotics are used, and anti-inflammatories. But sex, too much or too little, has no established role. Having sex can elevate the psa test, however. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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